Well Social Media giant Facebook has been leading donations to LGBT causes for years and has just made yet another donation. Facebook made a $10,000 donation in May to the reelection of campaign of Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes who has received national attention for his fighting of a court ruling that would make gay marriage legal in Utah.
It seems very strange that the National Organization for Marriage and their cowardly leader Brian Brown try and start boycott campaigns against other pro LGBT companies like General Mills, Starbucks and Chase Bank. With Brian Browns so called “call to action” personal post on NOM’s website for their supporters to boycott certain companies yet continues to utilize pro LGBT social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
All social media companies have pretty much sided and donated to marriage equality in some form or another. It looks like NOM pretty much picks and chooses which companies to boycott yet they still have not closed down and boycotted their social media accounts. Would this not be consistent with their message? Can Brian Brown please share with us his reasoning for keeping up their Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest accounts and not boycott them. Either way their boycotts are not working in any form.
Well it appears like the lightening speed of changes across the nation with marriage equality is starting to finally arrive in the Sunshine State. With recent rulings in both Monroe & Miami-Dade counties are only the tip of the iceberg. The city of Wilton Manors will host a Wedding Expo with the LGBT community in mind.
The event will take place August 17th in Hagen Park community center and will bring together pretty much every related industry that caters to weddings. With companies that represent food and catering, banquet halls, limousine service, hotel and many others will be there. In a state second only to California for LGBT tourisms especially South Florida cities of Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors, Oakland Park, Miami & Miami Beach and Key West its no surprise that local businesses will want to benefit.
“Being a gay man myself, I thought, you know what? I had better grab ahold of this opportunity,” said Kyser, owner of Panache Style in Wilton Manors.
Kyser has done six same-sex wedding receptions so far this year. “They can be very avant-garde,” Kyser said. An event he handled recently for a lesbian couple featured a drag queen who circulated through the room in a massive gown that doubled as a rolling table with guest placecards.
Kyser is hoping the showcase will turn into an annual event, marketed to same-sex couples who will want to combine planning their wedding with taking a tropical vacation. The event’s main sponsor is the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, which launched its first ad campaign targeting gay and lesbian tourists 18 years ago.
Gay Nuptials, A Wedding Showcase, will be from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Hagen Park Community Center, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Tickets: $20 a person. Admission proceeds are going to The Pride Center in Wilton Manors. Info: 954-356-9377; 954-356-9377 or visit www.mygaywedding.org